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Art, Drama, and Music Professors in Washington

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Art, Drama, and Music Professors in Washington

Is Washington a good place for you to work as an Art, Drama, or Music Professor?

18.0% Jobs Projection
$61,280 Median Salary
140 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Art, Drama, and Music Professors in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Art, Drama, and Music Professors in Washington is growing faster than average.

  • Art, Drama, and Music Professors in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Art, Drama, and Music Professors Work in Washington?

There were approximately 1,930 workers employed as Art, Drama, and Music Professors in this state in 2018.

There were 2,520 Art, Drama, and Music Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 590 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Art, Drama, and Music Professors in WA Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,195 Art, Drama, and Music Professors working in it, which means Washington has more Art, Drama, and Music Professors than average.

Art, Drama, and Music Professors in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Art, Drama, and Music Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 18.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 12.0%.

Job Projections for Art, Drama, and Music Professors: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 140 annual job openings, and a total of 1,640 jobs for Washington Art, Drama, and Music Professors in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 11,200 annual jobs and 137,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Art, Drama, and Music Professors Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Art, Drama, and Music Professors ranged from $42,180 to $100,770 with $61,280 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Art, Drama, and Music Professors Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington Metros for Art, Drama, and Music Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Art, Drama, and Music Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 880 $66,090
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 790 $64,120
Bellingham, WA 100 $62,490

Top States for Art, Drama, and Music Professors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Art, Drama, and Music Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 11,530 $78,520
California 9,710 $100,050
Texas 6,240 $67,000
Massachusetts 6,190 $79,170
Pennsylvania 5,050 $72,070
Ohio 4,110 $69,290
Illinois 3,940 $61,950
Florida 3,520 $63,850
Virginia 3,140 $0
North Carolina 2,860 $61,060
Michigan 2,710 $72,390
New Jersey 2,070 $75,310
Indiana 2,030 $59,210
Minnesota 2,030 $67,320
Washington 1,930 $61,280
Colorado 1,880 $55,400
Maryland 1,850 $69,790
Wisconsin 1,820 $68,330
Arizona 1,770 $77,480
Missouri 1,430 $70,720

Below are the states where Art, Drama, and Music Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $100,050
Connecticut $87,430
New Hampshire $81,490
District of Columbia $80,640
Massachusetts $79,170
New York $78,520
Arizona $77,480
New Jersey $75,310
Kentucky $73,630
Rhode Island $73,520

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation WA Employment Total
English Language and Literature Professors 1,450
Foreign Language and Literature Professors 670
Communications Professors 600
History Professors 430
Philosophy and Religion Professors 390

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